Monday, August 4, 2014

Not My Circus, Not My Monkey's

I found this Idiom or Quote on Facebook and used my color book to create this
It is way to hot to go outside with my camera soooooo

Idioms It Is today

Once in a Blue Moon I come up with a real doozy of  a post.
A little Google research and I decided to eighty six the  post, but then I thought why not post it, I will just talk about everything but the kitchen sink  and since every cloud has a silver lining you might all just believe this cock and bull story.

I am betting you all have a gut feeling that I am going for broke and way out on limb with this post.

If you don't like the post, you can get over it ,  and 

come find me at the funny farm. 

Great minds think alike...

I hope some of you will be

On the same page.

Elvis has left the building.

The 2 that I use several times a week and some times daily are
Beat a dead horse  when the news goes over and over and over something
and up the creek without a paddle.... I say those at least 5 to 10 times a month or more.

What do you think not my circus not my monkey's means?

Do you have a favorite you use over and over?


These may only make sense to USA


Blackberry Lane said...

I am familiar with the majority of these but had not heard the circus/monkey one. I'm guessing "not my problem!"

Love your "art work."

Mersad said...

I also think that it reefers to something not being someones problem.

Mersad Donko Photography

Ann said...

I recently heard "not my circus, not my monkeys" but I can't remember where. I would say it means it's not my problem.
I truly love this post and I'm sure it's because great minds think alike :)
Two that I use a lot are "piece of cake" and "back seat driver"

Rebecca said...

I forget when I first heard that but I immediately adopted it into my speech. I love it. I read somewhere that it was a Polish saying.

From the Kitchen said...

I will use idioms when pigs fly. Not before!


EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for making me laugh, Sandra. You had a field day with this idea and writing it was likely not a piece of cake. ;))

Gail said...

Fantastic post. Loved it.

I ride a dead horse a lot. Of course you know my favorite is Not my circus. Not my monkeys.

Cranberry Morning said...

I do love 'not my circus, not my monkeys,' meaning, no way am I going to be dragged into this issue. :-) A friend and I once had fun mixing idioms (start with one and end with the other). Fun post.

Montanagirl said...

I've heard of a few of those too. You're just too funny. I'm posting today and commenting, for my one day of the week blogging session. Been going thru hundreds of photos I took over at the Nat'l Bison Range recently. Hope you stop by.

DeniseinVA said...

I'm not familiar with the circus and monkey quote either, but I enjoy all of your quotes today. Thanks Sandra! Hot today? We have the windows open and there is a lovely cool breeze coming through. I am sure it will heat up later but I'm enjoying it now. Have a good one :)

Madi and Mom said...

Maybe it means the same thing as
"I don't have a dog in this fight"!
AKA none of my concern.
My dad has so many crazy sayings...and at least once a day one of them pops out of my mouth.
One of his favorites when asked how he was:
"Fine as wine, twice on the ball, no windows, no doors, just a hole in the wall". No clue where that came from either or what it means.
hugs Cecilia

TexWisGirl said...

too cute. :)

i'm sure i have several, but one my sis and i use is 'you lie like a sack of feed!' :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I do say Once in a Blue Moon and a few others that you listed!

photowannabe said...

These made my day and made me smile. I thought how my Mom used to say she would give the house a "lick and a promise" if she didn't have the time or energy to clean the house really well.
"Up a creek without a paddle" is a saying I used a lot..."sweet dreams, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite....
Oh my there are so many and lots of times I really haven't a clue what they mean but they seem to fit the situation.
Thanks for the great post today. Stay "cool as a cucumber" today.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I say "up a creek without a paddle" a lot. Fun post!

Ginny said...

I have never heard the monkey thing!! But I love the text you created out of all idioms, and it makes sense, too.

A Quiet Corner said...

WOW! Common ones include: piece of cake, two heads are better than one, once in a blue moon, up the creek without a paddle,and a long time favorite that I learned in VA...dumber than dirt!...:)JP

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Many of these I am familiar with. One that I use often is,no skin off my back.In other words,it really doesn't affect me at all.

Dee said...

I speak idiomnese and not mumbo jumbo.... who knew? LOL

Chatty Crone said...

My parents would say - there are people in hell wanting ice water - is that one?

pattisjarrett said...

I know I use them, but as usual, I can't think of any right off the top of my head. :) That's a fun way to create a post! I saw that on FB, too, and agree with the others, it's not one's problem.

Linda said...

I love it!!! I will have to remember that 'not my circus! not my monkey' one!!

Do I say things? Hmmmm....I'll have to start paying attention!!
Louis Dean says that I am 'tighter than Dick's hatband!'

Grandma C said...

When I was quiet in school my classmates loved this one....Cat got your tongue?

SquirrelQueen said...

I've never heard that one before but I vote for "not my problem". My favorite one lately is "cute as a bug in a rug" but then I've been hanging out at the shelter with the kittens and puppies a lot lately.